Homesickness Goes to College: Virtues, Vocation, and Growth
AbstractMost if not all of us have experienced homesickness, something that afflicts the majority of first-semester college students and can impact both their academic progress and retention in school. Promoting education and activities that encourage virtue and character development contribute to an antidote to homesickness. For the continued success of students and colleges, institutions of higher education should go beyond academics and seek to educate the whole person with an educational philosophy that emphasizes growth, moral formation, and vocation.
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